The Canadian singer, who shot to fame in 2009 with his debut album “My World”, made a surprising statement during his interview with Big Boy for Los Angeles’ Power 106 station, which probably shocked lots of those Beliebers.
In an announcement that for sure caused rivers of teenage girls’ tears across the world, the 19-year-old star has revealed he is taking a step back from the music industry when his new album, “Journals”, is released next week, and it could be permanent.
“After the new album, uh, I’m actually, uh, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring,” he told the stunned host, who said, “No!” as Bieber dropped the news Tuesday on “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” show.
However while the star seemed somewhat sure at first, following their reaction, he backtracked slightly suggesting he has not quite made up his mind: “I want to grow as an artist and I’m taking a step out, I want my music to mature.”
The heartthrob, who has caused controversy in recent months for antics including partying underage in nightclubs and spray-painting public property in Australia, said the main issue is that he is no longer attracted to the idea of fame.
The Baby star said: “I’m here solely for my fans and for the music.”
A spokesperson for the Baby hitmaker declined to issue comment. However, according to TMZ , Justin’s “camp” insists that the shocking statement is “untrue” and merely “a joke from his end.” As for his Twitter feed, it’s all about promoting his movie Believe and his video “Confident.”
Actually, it is not the first time when the young pop star scars his fans regarding the possibility of a retirement. Back in 2012, the Biebs opened up about false tabloid rumors about him.
The Heartbreaker hitmaker said, “I got to the point where I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this. I just want to be normal.’ It was difficult because I’d never gone through anything like that. Usher was like, ‘Prepare to have this for the rest of your career because it’s not going to stop.’ He’s gone through some stuff and most artists go through their fair share of bull. That was just my first time.”
The teen singer headed to the station Tuesday to discuss his new work, “Journals.” As the Billboard wrote, “Journals” is comprised of 10 previously released songs from his “Music Mondays” promotion. The collection also features five unreleased songs, videos and the “Believe” theatrical release trailer.
During his interview Bieber also dished on a variety of other topics. Power 106 tweeted some of his standout quotes, writing earlier, “‘I’m 19 I’m gonna make mistakes it’s inevitable’-@justinbieber #JustinBigBoy106.”
“People think I’m arrogant, I’m not, I’ve always been a caring and giving person,” Bieber also said, in addition to, “I’m here solely for my fans and for the music.”
Justin has been the subject of scathing tabloid reports for several months amid allegations of reckless driving and other bad boy behaviour. The star is currently preparing to testify in a case bought against him by photographer, Jeffery Binion, who claims that one of the hitmaker’s bodyguards choked him and stole his camera equipment in June, reports the Daily Mail.